Judge Info - Bryan Walston

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, June 4, 2003
Retirement Announced 12/31/2007

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Relatively high level of breed bias.

Traits

Each judge on ShowDog.Com gives a different amount of weight to each trait of the dogs that they judge in each show.  Below is a table of which traits Bryan Walston looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Very Low
Hindquarter High
Gait Very High
Top Neck and Back Very High
Coat Low
Size/Height Very Low
Feet Normal

Favorite Handlers

Each judge has a preference for certain handlers.  These preferences may be based on past experiences, showing style, or just plain old dirty politics.  This preference is completely separate from the quality of the exhibitor, which DOES come into play in the show ring.  Bryan Walston has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Edna Dixon
2 Jay McHaney
3 June Dixon
4 Matt Moore
5 Jessa McKinnley
6 John Rome
7 Beah McEwen
8 Katy Murrell
9 Riely Whalen
10 Ster Stockyard
11 Caryn Brumit
12 Flozell Tucker
13 Herb Bowe
14 Norma Young
15 Dan Adams
16 Den Towler
17 Coby Rodriguez
18 Alles Vickers
19 Jony Bewely
20 Nathia Barks
21 Jeff Wehlan
22 Greg Alexander
23 Willie Cundiff
24 Bob Coke
25 Debbie Merrill

Only the top 25 are listed for the sake of brevity.

Recent Judged Shows

Below is a list of the shows recently judged by this judge. 

Show Date Best in Show
September 2021 Australian Kelpie Nationals 9/4/2021
July 2021 Bearded Collie Nationals 7/20/2021
KDH All Breed 299 7/14/2021 Tanami A Just King
Toy Poodle Parade 265 7/10/2021
Krieghund Spring Show 30 5/2/2021 Tanami Time of Hope
SunDow All Breed 3 4/4/2021 Tanami Black Gold Mage
March 2021 Briard Nationals 3/6/2021
February 24th Cavalier Specialty 2/24/2021
February 2021 Giant Schnauzer Nationals 2/15/2021
TNT 201st All Breed Show 1/23/2021 Marquetry Bens Superman


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.